Although problems with weight have causes that are subconscious, the great thing about FasterEFT is that you don’t need to know what those causes are in order to address them. As with all issues you address with FasterEFT, you start with how you know it’s there. The reason you eat more than your body needs will be one or more of the following:
1. You have a strong emotional connection with food — this is often rooted in a relationship with someone from your past who you felt close to, of whom you have fond memories connected to a specific type of food, or food in general.
2. Food has become an escape for you, from emotions that feel bad. You may find yourself, consciously or unconsciously, finding relief or solace in food. You may find that when you feel upset, lonely, angry, sad, anxious, stressed, or any other negative state, you have a desire to eat; and that eating provides a temporary good feeling or relief from the bad feelings.
3. You feel pressured into eating. You may have been trained to finish all of the food on your plate, and to not waste anything — even when you are no longer hungry. You may feel obliged to eat socially — for some, refusing someone’s offer of food or not cleaning the plate is considered an insult; and for some, refraining from eating when everyone else is eating can mean feeling left out, or being nagged to take part by those around them, feeling they should eat even when their body doesn’t need the food.
The First Step
The first step to losing weight using FasterEFT is becoming aware of when you eat despite not being hungry. In other words, start paying attention to what’s happening, what you’re thinking, and what you’re feeling when you choose to eat when you’re not hungry. What are the circumstances?
Who is it that you do this with (if anyone)? What do you feel just before you eat when you’re not hungry? How does eating make you feel in this situation? And what do you tell yourself that gives you permission to eat when you’re not hungry. Make notes of these answers so that you can address them effectively using FasterEFT.
The next step is to go through your list, and notice any memories you have that are connected to each answer. Then, use the FasterEFT Technique to address each one and flip it. When addressing relationships and the connection between love from those you were close to and food, make sure you put the love back where it belongs — with the person rather than the food.
Feel the love for that person, and feel the same love coming from them to you. Although the subconscious has connected that love with food, it is not the food that contains the emotion; it is the connection with that person.
From now on, whenever you find yourself wanting food, ask yourself if you’re actually hungry; and if you are not hungry but still want the food, make sure you tap out the feeling of wanting to eat in that moment.
For more information on FasterEFT and how it works, read: The REAL Cause of All Your Problems.
For more information on using FasterEFT for weight loss, visit: FasterEFT and Weight Loss.
To watch videos of Robert G. Smith (founder of FasterEFT) addressing weight loss, visit the FasterEFT Weight Loss Playlist.
Article by: Robert G. Smith
Originally published at fastereft.com on May 20, 2016.